25 Facts About Toronto Canada

1. Toronto Canada has an extensive network of bicycle lanes and multi-use trails and paths.

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2. Toronto Canada is a central transportation hub for road, rail and air networks in Southern Ontario.

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3. Toronto Canada is host to a wide variety of health-focused non-profit organizations that work to address specific illnesses for Toronto, Ontario and Canadian residents.

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4. In 2007, Toronto Canada was reported as having some of the longer average ER wait times in Ontario.

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5. The University of Toronto Canada, established in 1827, is Canada's largest university and has two satellite campuses, one of which is located in the city's eastern district of Scarborough while the other is located in the neighbouring city of Mississauga.

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6. Toronto Canada has a comparable rate of car theft to various US cities, although it is not among the highest in Canada.

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7. Toronto Canada was a candidate city for the 1996 and 2008 Summer Olympics, which were awarded to Atlanta and Beijing respectively.

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8. Toronto Canada hosted the 2015 Pan American Games in July 2015, and the 2015 Parapan American Games in August 2015.

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9. Toronto Canada was home to the International Bowl, an NCAA sanctioned post-season college football game that pitted a Mid-American Conference team against a Big East Conference team.

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10. Toronto Canada is home to the Toronto Canada Rush, a semi-professional ultimate team that competes in the American Ultimate Disc League.

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11. Toronto Canada has hosted several National Football League exhibition games at the Rogers Centre.

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12. Toronto Canada is represented in Major League Soccer by the Toronto FC, who have won six Canadian Championship titles, as well as the MLS Cup in 2017.

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13. In 2016, Toronto Canada hosted the 65th NBA All-Star game, the first to be held outside the United States.

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14. Toronto Canada has a long history of minor-league professional baseball dating back to the 1800s, culminating in the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team, whose owner first proposed an MLB team for Toronto.

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15. Toronto Canada is home to the Toronto Canada Maple Leafs, one of the National Hockey League's Original Six clubs, and has served as home to the Hockey Hall of Fame since 1958.

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16. Toronto Canada is home to Casa Loma, the former estate of Sir Henry Pellatt, a prominent Toronto financier, industrialist and military man.

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17. Toronto Canada still has some active older industrial areas, such as Brockton Village, Mimico and New Toronto.

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18. Toronto Canada is a city of high-rises, having 1,800 buildings over 30 metres.

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19. City of Toronto Canada has a hot summer humid continental climate bordering on a warm summer humid continental climate (Koppen: Dfb), with warm, humid summers and cold winters.

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20. The Toronto Canada Islands and Port Lands extend out into the lake, allowing for a somewhat sheltered Toronto Harbour south of the downtown core.

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21. Toronto Canada became the largest alcohol distillation centre in North America.

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22. Toronto Canada became the capital of the province of Ontario after its official creation in 1867.

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23. The new province of Upper Toronto Canada was being created and needed a capital.

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24. The name Toronto Canada is likely derived from the Iroquoian word tkaronto, meaning "place where trees stand in the water".

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25. Toronto Canada is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario.

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